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Holiday greenery workshops and more garden/nature events in Charlotte


Greenery Workshop: Dec 5, 10 a.m., repeats Dec. 16. Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St. Make and take home a nice bowl of greenery to last through the season. Learn how to make a boxwood wreath and garlands. Bring a pair of hand pruners. $20 if registered online before Dec. 9 ($25 after) www.historicrosedale.org/events, 704-335-2435

Creating Holiday Arrangements and Live Auction: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte Garden Club at The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. Jeffrey Drumm, plantsman for private and public Charlotte gardens, will create holiday decor using flowers, greenery and other natural materials. Learn to make creative arrangements for your front door, mantel or holiday table. Live auction of arrangements to follow program. Free. www.charlottegardenclub.org

Holiday Décor Using the Bounty of Nature: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. - Noon, UNCC Botanical Gardens at McMillan Greenhouse Classroom, 9090 Craver Rd. Join Betsy Seymour to create holiday decorations using natural materials. Participants will create a table centerpiece and a piece to hang on your front door or mailbox, using greenery and berries from the UNC Botanical Garden. Members $15.00, Non-members $25.00. Registration and information: www.gardens.uncc.edu 704-687-0721

Holiday Trees for Wildlife: Dec. 12, 10 a.m. - Noon, Wing Haven Children’s Garden, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Create edible ornaments for wildlife, crafting take home ornaments from treasures found on a garden walk. Refreshments provided. Register www.winghavengardens.org 704-331-0664 x-101


Creature Feature: Dec 7, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. Stop by and get to know the featured creature of the day. www.parkandrec.com 704-588-5224.

Volunteer Workday on the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail: Dec. 11, 8 a.m. - noon, 6900 South New Hope Road, Belmont. Help plant trees and shrubs along the Preserve Trail. Our last community workday in 2015. Advance register info@catawbalands.org.

Trails and Tails along McAlpine Creek Greenway: Dec 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. Come together with our K-9 “Tails” and hit the “Trails” each month at a different park, preserve or greenway around the Charlotte area. Must bring a 6 foot leash and Mutt Mitts. Ages:10 and up. Free, register online at parkandrec.com 704-588-5224.

Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers